A logo for Italian energy company Eni is drawn on the ground with the words 'Fake Green' during a protest outside its headquarters. Many governments continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry, the main emitter of greenhouse gases, on a grand scale. Photograph: Stefano Montesi/Corbis/Getty

Greenwashing: loosely defined as a form of marketing spin to play up one’s green credentials. It’s an accusation typically levelled at companies overe(...)

Tractors parked on the streets around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin city centre last week in protest. Photograph: PA

Roundtable talks aimed at resolving a major dispute between beef farmers and processing factories over prices began in the Department of Agriculture o(...)

Farmers protest over beef prices     at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Cllr Padraig Brady

Farmers protesting in Dublin have said they will blockade supermarket distribution centres in the run-up to Christmas if progress is not made on beef (...)

Many of the tractors in the farmers’ protest in Dublin on Wednesday were said to be those of farming contractors who provide machinery. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Musing on the unusual nature of beef demonstrations in Dublin on Wednesday, one protester characterised them as “organised chaos”. It was a referen(...)

‘Irish dairy farmers are the most carbon efficient in Europe, while beef farmers are in top five,’ Joe Healy said

The United Nations are not wrong in urging people eat less meat and dairy, president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Joe Healy has said. Respo(...)

Some 30% of milk produced in Northern Ireland goes to the Republic. Photograph: iStock

Farmers’ groups in Northern Ireland and the Republic have called for clarification on how food processed in each other’s markets would be treated unde(...)

Farmers block Cormac Healy from Meat Industry Ireland from entering the Department of Agriculture in Dublin for ameeting of the beef taskforce. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.

The first meeting of the newly established beef taskforce, set up as part of negotiations to end farmer protests around the country, was immediately (...)

Liquor produced in the Republic, including Bailey’s, will be affected by the tariffs.

The majority of whiskey exported from Ireland is expected to be excluded from new US tariff rules, although a small proportion of Bushmills’ output in(...)

The Irish Farmers’ Association president Joe Healy (right), pictured recently with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed. File photograph: Tom Honan

Brexit is the most significant challenge ever faced by Irish agriculture and state aid rules ought to be lifted to provide the agrifood sector with a (...)

Farmers protesting outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border. File Photograph: PA

Pickets were lifted by beef farmers at another processing plant on Thursday raising further hopes that the nationwide dispute is edging towards a conc(...)

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